Poll: Should the word 'midget' be banned on TV?
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View poll results: Should the word 'midget' be banned on TV?
Yes
14 5%
No
250 95%
Voters: 264.
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#1
http://news.aol.com/article/little-people-want-midget-banned-on-tv/556502

Just saw this article and was wondering what the Pit thought about this.

I personally think it's ridiculous, but I want to see what all of you have to say.

Edit: Link fixed, my apologies.
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Last edited by food1010 at Jul 7, 2009,
#2
link fail
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#5
Yea that's one hell of an article.
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#6
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
link fail
Sorry, I'll fix it.
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#9
No word should be banned from TV.
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#11
If they want it banned, ban it.
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#16
Quote by sk8ordie97
id rather be called a midget than a little person


In all honesty...

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#17
the smaller midgets will be called gnomes and the larger shall be dwarves


edit: on second thought midgets or "little people" as they like to call themselves should be banned from tv
everything purple tastes like grape
everything blue tastes like blueberry
everything pink tastes like watermelon
everything red tastes like strawberry
everything orange tastes like orange
everything yellow tastes like lemon
Last edited by pwnagegnome at Jul 7, 2009,
#18
Quote by FruscianteFan77
Freedom of speech maybe?

You really don't understand how that works.
#21
It's not a derogatory term. Midgets, not little people, midgets are just way to ****ing sensitive. Just because I'm a big guy doesn't mean I want the word fattie banned from tv
#22
Quote by The_Casinator
What's going to happen next?
A hobbit rebelling?


They'd probably ban them too...
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#23
There was a thing called Free speech, now its just called Politically Correct Speech
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#24
1) Isn't "nigger" allowed? why the fuck would midget be banned?

2) I think that "little people" is worse than "midget."
"little people" just makes me think of

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#25
No. No words should be banned on tv.
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#26
if it was never said again on tv...I probably wouldn't notice a difference. Ban it for all I care, I'll still say it in real life when I want to.
#27
Quote by iantheman
1) Isn't "nigger" allowed? why the fuck would midget be banned?



no... ****** is most certainly not allowed on tv...
everything purple tastes like grape
everything blue tastes like blueberry
everything pink tastes like watermelon
everything red tastes like strawberry
everything orange tastes like orange
everything yellow tastes like lemon
#28
They should stop trying to censor television. If kid hears a profanity he won't go out and kill people. Same thing for offensive terms.
#29
I'm going to go out of my way to say midget if i'm ever on TV.


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#31
Quote by pwnagegnome
no... ****** is most certainly not allowed on tv...



are you joking? have you never watched a black comedian? or even a show on racism?

no words are "banned" from TV.
#33
Heard this on the radio Sunday. I thought Midget was the proper term next to dwarf. Just weird, next thing you know "giant" will be banned by "big people".
#34
German TV doesn't even allow much violence, so don't complain about them banning one little word. They wouldn't even air Metalocalypse...
#35
Quote by Lt. Shinysides
are you joking? have you never watched a black comedian? or even a show on racism?

no words are "banned" from TV.

well theyre bleeped out, except on certain shows when it has an uncensored warning before
everything purple tastes like grape
everything blue tastes like blueberry
everything pink tastes like watermelon
everything red tastes like strawberry
everything orange tastes like orange
everything yellow tastes like lemon
#36
I agree, midgets should be banned from TV.
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#37
Quote by pwnagegnome
no... ****** is most certainly not allowed on tv...


yeah it is. they said it on mad tv and in south park
#39
Quote by ampoverload
yeah it is. they said it on mad tv and in south park


And in an awful lot of rap songs...
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#40
Quote by walkinbazooka
No word should be banned from TV.

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No. No words should be banned on tv.

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